Writer: Carroll Performer: Bulee Gaillard and his Southern Fried Orchestra
Before he was "slim"; Vocal.
Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0.
The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename.
July 21, 2017 Subject:
Taxpayers' Blues, 1952
Slim Gaillard recorded this rhythm and blues cut from 1952 under his birth name, Bulee Gaillard, along with his Southern Fried Orchestra. In it, he bemoans tax season and how it takes all his money away. It's an unusual piece for Gaillard, whose work usually falls more into jazz territory. This particular recording is even listed under one of Mercury's jazz series, 8900, as part of the C series produced by Norman Granz, founder of Clef Records. But Gaillard's lively personality shines through—rhythm and blues suits him well.